509

Historical Data Display for Aircraft 66-00509

Model: UH-1B
Date Purchased: Jun 1966
Service with Rattlers & Firebirds: From Oct 1966 To Nov 1966
Flight Hours: Beginning 116 / Ending 280 -> Hours Flown: 164

Aircraft Accident/Incident History

Date: 20 Aug 1966
Description:
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1000 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Systems damaged were: STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 5302.50
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00494, FM232 ()

Date: 15 Nov 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 280
Unit: 71 AHC
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was REPAIRED IN THEATER
for Close Air Support
While Enroute this helicopter was at Level Flight at 1500 feet and UNK knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 1 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
Systems damaged were: ENGINE, STRUCTURE
The helicopter Continued Flight.
The aircraft continued and accomplished all mission objectives.
for 171.00
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: UH1P1, 00867, FM232 ()

Date: 21 Dec 1966
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 317
Accident case number: H654
Unit: 56 TC CO
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 50000
Source(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Army Aviation Safety Center database.

Crew Members:
AC HARVEY BJ
P JOHNSON EH

Accident Summary:

Engine failed at alt 500 ft alt landed in elephant grass dropped in from 2 ft landed hard

Date: 16 Apr 1967
Description:
Total flight hours at this point: 385
Accident case number: 670416071 Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 56 TC CO
South Vietnam
Number killed in accident = 0 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 0
costing 217679
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Army Aviation Safety Center database. Also: OPERA (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:
AC O4 TOWLE TJ
CP O4 PERSHING JW
CE E4 MORGAN MR
G O1 PENDERGR SJ

Accident Summary:

The crew felt a vertical vibration in flight. The pilot reduced pitch and made a right turn to land. The AC lost directional control. The aircraft struck the ground turning to the right. Suspect in flight failure of components or parts in the main rotor system

Aircraft Assignment History

DateUnitAreaPostCountry
66-10A501ASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
66-1171STASLT HEL COVIETNAMRVN
66-1256 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
67-0156 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
67-0256 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
67-0356 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
67-0456 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN
67-0556 TRANS CO DSVIETNAMRVN